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  • HumanIPO: Nokia launches Lumia 1320 in SA
    23 Apr 2014 - The smartphone features HERE Drive navigation services and Nokia MixRadio, giving users unlimited music streaming capabilities. The Lumia 1320 will be available from all major operators in May for a monthly contract free of ZAR199 (US$19) or for a ZAR4,499 (US$424)...
  • HumanIPO: Savannah Fund, Knife Capital, UCT to host VC course at iHub
    23 Apr 2014 - The course will be held on July 29 and 30 at the iHub, and is open to anyone with a vested interest in entrepreneurship and business building, be they entrepreneurs or investors. “With the rise of entrepreneurship in East Africa, there is a parallel rise in...
  • IT News Africa: World’s most influential mobile expert in Nigeria next month
    23 Apr 2014 - Tomi Ahonen, the man measured by Forbes as the world’s most influential expert in mobile, will be taking to the stage and sharing his esteemed vision of the future of mobile at the Mobile West Africa 2014 conference, taking place in Lagos on 13-16 May at the Four...
  • CIO: Hellofood app available on all Samsung Galaxy S5 devices in Nigeria
    23 Apr 2014 - Online food ordering service Hellofood.com, part of Africa Internet Holding (AIH) has announced a partnership with Samsung at the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 in Lagos.
  • TechMoran: Orange Kenya Switches Infrastructure From Copper To Fibre
    23 Apr 2014 -   Orange Kenya is looking to connect an additional 200 buildings in Nairobi County to its largest technology, the Multi-Services Access Nodes (MSAN) next generation switches before the end of this year, under its Pambazuka transformation programme. The programme was...
  • iHub: Are you ready for Girls in ICT Day 2014? We are!
    23 Apr 2014 - Guest blog by Marie Githinji We are just 3 days away from the much awaited Girls in ICT Day, and are stoked about having you all join us for a day of fun and collaboration. Girls in ICT Day, 2014 (Designed by Fridah Oyaro) This year, we are not only hosting girls from...
  • TechMoran: Rocket Internet’s Jovago Launches in South Sudan
    23 Apr 2014 - Africa Internet Holding (AIH)’s Jovago, an online booking portal has launched in South Sudan, in order to bring easy and transparent hotel booking to an even wider audience across the continent. The South Sudan launch comes shortly after Jovago’s success in countries...
  • Techweez: Red Hat’s Containerized Application Delivery Adds New Capabilities
    23 Apr 2014 - Enterprise IT environments continue to develop confidence in cloud computing. And with this, there is a shift in focus from infrastructure to applications hosted over cloud platforms placing a great demand on containerized application delivery. To meet this trend, Red...
  • Techweez: Orange Kenya Upgrades Network to Fibre
    23 Apr 2014 - Vandalism and cable cuts have taken a great toll on Orange Kenya’s copper network, replacements are both costly and complex. The broadband provider had initiated a plan to upgrade its entire network to fibre optic back in 2012. The total cost of this operation is...
  • Techweez: This June, East African Countries Adopt Lower Roaming Rates
    23 Apr 2014 - Except for Kenya, every other East African nation taxes cross border calls. Burundi levies Sh 13 per call, Tanzania Sh 10, Rwanda Sh 9 and Uganda Sh 7. This makes it cheaper to call the US or India as calling rates for neighbour states are higher. Kenya has been...
  • Nation Tech: Law seeks to balance freedom of expression, right to privacy
    23 Apr 2014 - Likened to a web-user's bill of rights, the legislations comes after stunning revelations that its own president was targeted by US cyber-snooping.
  • TechMoran: Mobile West Africa 2014 Brings Tomi Ahonen in Nigeria to Help You Make Money in Mobile
    23 Apr 2014 - In an event that will see mobile players from around the region, Mobile West Africa 2014 has invited Tomi Ahonen, the man measured by Forbes as the world’s most influential expert in mobile to speak on the future of mobile in Africa. Ahonen will be speaking at the...
  • IT News Africa: Africa needs accessible high quality solutions
    23 Apr 2014 - Since its acquisition of iWayAfrica and Africa Online, pan African telecoms operator, Gondwana International Networks has focused on the development of its terrestrial and satellite network products and solutions.  According to CEO, Mathew Welthagen, Africa is in...
  • IT News Africa: Ivory Coast: MTN signs payment deal with Jumia
    23 Apr 2014 - Africa Internet Holding (AIH), the largest internet incubator on the continent, today announced the start of its partnership with mobile service provider MTN. To kick off proceedings, MTN and shopping retail destination Jumia are teaming up to offer a comprehensive...
  • IT News Africa: PCCW Global partners with Zendai for SA smart city
    23 Apr 2014 - PCCW Global, the Hong Kong-headquartered international operating division of HKT, has signed a strategic collaboration agreement with Shanghai Zendai, an urban complex developer specializing in commercial real estate from mainland China, to provide technology and...
  • IT News Africa: Telkom’s cellular play – good news for local industry
    23 Apr 2014 - The announcement by Telkom recently that it plans to replace almost 300 of its unprofitable copper-based exchanges with wireless 3G and LTE services is good news for the telecommunications industry. Rob Lith, Director of Connection Telecom (image: Connection Telecom)...
  • IT News Africa: African content will fast forward connectivity growth
    23 Apr 2014 - There’s a new wave of growth on the horizon for African Internet companies and it’s being driven by an innovative worldwide phenomenon called remote peering.  NAPAfrica – Africa’s fastest growing neutral internet exchange point (IXP) – is the first African exchange to...
  • IT News Africa: Gaming: Trials Frontier downloaded 6-million times
    23 Apr 2014 - Ubisoft announced that Trials Frontier, one week after its release, has been downloaded more than 6 million times. The free-to-play mobile title from RedLynx, part of the best-selling and award-winning Trials series, launched on April 10 only on the App Store. Trials...
  • IT News Africa: Kaspersky Lab presents META region threat landscape
    23 Apr 2014 - Witnessing cyberthreats expanding and becoming more complicated each year, Kaspersky Lab pays special attention to sharing expertise. On April 20-24 within Kaspersky Lab Security Analyst Summit for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa held in Budapest, Hungary,...
  • TechMoran: Samsung & Hellofood Partner to Have the Food Ordering App On all Galaxy S5′s in Nigeria
    23 Apr 2014 - Africa Internet Holding’s Hellofood.com, an online food ordering service has partnered with Samsung West Africa to be among the six apps that will be pre-installed on all Galaxy S5 devices for its users. Samsung Galaxy S5 owners will have the app pre-installed so that...
  • IT News Africa: Cyber-crime: How it makes criminals filthy rich
    23 Apr 2014 - During Kaspersky Lab’s annual Security Analysis Summit held in Budapest, Hungary, the Enterprise and Online security experts focussed on cyber-criminals and where their riches come from – often at very low risk to the perpetrators. Stefan Tanase, Senior Security...
  • TechMoran: Chamasoft Introduces New Software to Automate Financial Institutions’ Records
    23 Apr 2014 - Chamasoft, a web app which enables investment groups to automate financial records has launched a new version for financial institutions such as Banks, MFIs and SACCOs. Developed by Kenyan technology firm Digital Vision EA and dubbed Chamasoft Enterprise, the service...
  • CIO: Safaricom increases market share as Airtel, Essar tumble
    23 Apr 2014 - Safaricom and Telkom Kenya recorded growths in market share as other mobile network providers tumbled in the recently released communications commission of Kenya statistics.
  • CIO: Google had secret pact with Samsung over some Apple patent claims
    23 Apr 2014 - Google agreed to take over some of Samsung's defense against patent claims brought by Apple under a secret agreement reached in 2012, a federal court jury heard Tuesday.
  • iHub: iHub @ Connected Kenya Summit 2014
    23 Apr 2014 - iHub @ Connected Kenya Summit 2014 by Eng. Martin Obuya, Amb. (Govt. Affairs) iHub What is Connected Kenya? The Connected Kenya Summit, first held in 2009, is the brainchild of the ICT Authority in consultation with ICT industry players and key government decision...
  • HumanIPO: VConnect working for SME empowerment since inception – GM
    23 Apr 2014 - Rustagi said the company is always introducing new products and announcing new partnerships that would empower SMEs. On the latest partnership with Stanbic IBTC Bank, he said it is a way of offering SMEs on VConnect better value banking solutions from the bank. In...
  • HumanIPO: Nigerian banks to install anti-scheming devices on ATMs
    23 Apr 2014 - “For us as an industry, what we agreed to do is that all banks should have anti-scheming device on their ATMs and that will be effective June this year,” Iku said. “The anti-scheming device will also protect foreigners who come to Nigeria from fraudulent ATM machines...
  • HumanIPO: Somalia launches ID card, e-passport programme
    23 Apr 2014 - The programme involved HID along with Oman-based Al Madina Group and Ebtikart Smart System. “The introduction of these secure identity documents and supporting solutions will help the government of Somalia in its efforts to restore law and order, enhance economic...
  • HumanIPO: Airtel Uganda “adopts” 3rd school
    23 Apr 2014 - Airtel’s “Adopt-A-School” initiative is part of the company’s umbrella CSR program and focuses on educating underprivileged children in line with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals of universal primary education. Selection of the school is based on...
  • HumanIPO: PCCW Global to provide telecom services to Modderfontein smart city
    23 Apr 2014 - The development will stretch over 1,600 hectares and is being built into a new city centre for Johannesburg. It will feature nine zones, including the central business district, international conference and exhibition centre, entertainment centre, silver industry and...

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